Fireside Blog

Have Your Fireplace Inspected Soon

September 14, 2017
Fireplace

With fall right around the corner here in Maryland, it’s time to start planning ahead! If you have a fireplace in your home it would be wise to have it inspected before building a fire in it for the first time this fall. Over the spring and summer months environmental damage, debris, even animals can […]

Ellicott City Fireplace Repair Service

September 8, 2017
Fireplace, Outdoor Fireplace

Whether you’re looking to update your fireplace or repair a chimney that’s seen better days, getting professional help is vital. Your fireplace and chimney need to be structurally sound and in good shape. It might not seem important, but having repairs done when problems arise helps to prevent fires and damage to your home or […]

How to Clean Your Fire Pit

August 31, 2017
Outdoor Fireplace, Outdoor Living

It takes no time at all to realize your attractive patio fire pit—so warm and welcoming—also gets dirty quick. Which means you will eventually have to clean your fire pit. Fire pits are so welcoming, so lovely, so romantic. And yet, they are like contained industrial furnaces that certainly do not click with the modern […]

How to Properly Season Firewood

August 25, 2017
Fireplace, Wood Stove

While storing firewood may seem to be as simple as stacking what logs you can find, it truly is much more complicated of a process. That said, by following some simple steps you can get the best, properly seasoned firewood for your home’s fireplace. Here’s how to properly season firewood. Why is Seasoning Firewood Important? […]

Ellicott City Outdoor Kitchen Installation

August 14, 2017
Outdoor Kitchens, Outdoor Living

Adding an outdoor kitchen to your deck or patio can be a great addition to your home. By creating a designated space for cooking and grilling, you can increase the amount of time you get to spend outside—and the quality of that time. There are many options available and many things to consider when designing […]

Pet Friendly Patio Ideas

August 11, 2017
Outdoor Living, Patios

Having an outdoor patio space adds value to your home and gives your family a place to relax and enjoy a warm summer night or brisk fall evening. But you wouldn’t want to leave out some members of your family, your pets! By creatively incorporating some pet friendly patio ideas into your design, you can […]

Cracks in Fireplace Bricks

August 4, 2017
Fireplace, Stonework

Have you noticed if your fireplace has developed a crack or two in some of its bricks? This damage is something you need to address promptly in order to protect your home from the potential fire hazard these cracks cause. Here’s what it will take to repair the cracks in your fireplace, and why it’s […]

Most Asked Questions About Patios

July 27, 2017
Patios, Videos

Here at Fireside Stone & Patio, we’ve build a lot of different styles and shapes of patios. Over our 40+ years of experience in custom stonework since opening our doors in 1976, we’ve also fielded a lot of customer questions. In this video, we answer the two most asked questions about patios. The questions we […]

How to Clean a Paver Patio

July 21, 2017
Patios, Stonework

So, you’re really pleased with the perfect look of your newly-installed outdoor paver patio. It’s a really nice feature for your yard and a great a reason to spend some more time outside enjoying the sunshine, fresh air, and singing birds. As with any outdoor feature however, it will eventually get to a point where […]

Should I Build an Outdoor Fire-pit or Fireplace?

July 13, 2017
Outdoor Fireplace, Outdoor Living

Adding a fire-pit or fireplace to your outdoor space can provide hours of enjoyment during the spring, summer, and fall months. By adding a heat source to your patio, you can extend the amount of time you can enjoy it every year. But how do you decide whether a fire-pit, or fireplace, is the best […]

1 2 3 9